Man Arrested For Fatal Shooting Of Woman On Broward Boulevard

Authorities have taken a man into custody in relation to the Oct. 12 fatal shooting of a woman who was driving on Broward Boulevard, authorities announced Monday.

According to officials, homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Damion Powell on Friday. 

He was taken into custody the same night by a U.S. Marshals Service task force.

Deputies said the shooting occurred around 2:45 a.m. Oct. 12 as Rebecca Sama Karns, 31, was driving her white Chevrolet Equinox west in the 2900 block of Broward Boulevard.

Deputies said she was struck by a bullet, and her SUV veered off the road and stopped after striking a parked vehicle near Northwest 31st Avenue and Broward Boulevard.  

A man who was sitting in the front passenger seat was not injured.

Karns was taken to Broward Health Medical Center by Lauderhill Fire Rescue. She died the next day at the hospital.

Powell is being held at the BSO Main Jail on one count of first-degree murder.

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